Cadet Keepers

Cadet Keepers

About the program

Do you want a career working with animals when you’re older? Do you love animals and conservation but you’re not sure where to start? Cadet Keepers is what you are looking for!

Designed especially for young adults aged 12 - 17 years old, Cadet Keepers is a hands-on program designed for those who aspire for a future working with flora and fauna, or wish to be employed in an industry that contributes to the protection of the natural world.

Our experienced and dedicated staff will guide participants through the daily routines and responsibilities of a Taronga Keeper, meeting some of the animals in our care and learning about how to help secure a future for them. 

What to bring

We will provide participants with their own 'Keeper for a Day' t-shirt but they will need to bring a packed lunch and refillable water bottle for the day.

You will also need to ensure that your Cadet Keeper has practical clothes, closed toe shoes and weather appropriate items e.g. hat, sunglasses, rain jacket etc.  

In extreme conditions the program may be cancelled however, we will be in contact with you to inform you if this is the case and to re-schedule.

Available dates

Dates available for booking are below. If you are unsure of which date you would like to visit or are booking on behalf of someone else, Gift Certificates are available and are valid for 12 months.

Date Availability
Saturday 11 May 2019 Fully booked
Saturday 8 June 2019 Fully booked
Saturday 29 June 2019 Available
Thursday 11 July 2019 Available
Saturday 27 July 2019 Available
Saturday 17 August 2019 Available
Saturday 31 August 2019 Available
Future dates will be made available soon

Booking conditions

  • Bookings are non-refundable but can be rescheduled or transferred in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of Taronga
  • Please be aware that activities and schedules are subject to change with no notice
  • Taronga cannot guarantee a nut-free environment, please contact us for further information